Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Canes Fresh QB Problem

Randy Shannon made it clear at the start of the season that both Robert Marve (redshirt freshman) and Jacory Harris (true freshman) would play a lot of QB for Miami this season, but named Marve "the starter".
It has been more up and down for Marve and seemingly more up for Harris so far as the Hurricanes try to quickly get their program back up to national relevance and eventually one day to national prominence. The problem is that two QB's playing significant time will not work for two guys with four years of eligibility. One will need to find another school at some point. Chris Leak and Tim Tebow coexisted to a national title because they were so different and used so differently and there was the senior-freshman part as well. Prime-time players won't stand (or sit on the bench) for part-time play their entire careers, but how does it play out?
Robert Marve is a Tampa guy that is more drop-back and traditional and Jacory Harris is from Miami and more athlete than QB. My guess is that the Miami recruiting grounds is much more important to the Miami program that ultimately Harris will be "the guy" and Marve will be looking for a new U.

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